Bigelow Vanilla Chai Banana Bread: The Perfect Mommy Time Out Snack

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Bigelow Vanilla Chai Banana Bread The Perfect Mommy Time Out Snack

When the kids are asleep and the house is all quiet I feel like I finally have a little mommy time-out to relax, reset, and take a little time for myself after working and caring for the kids all day. Whether that time is spent sipping a cup of Bigelow vanilla chai tea or (if my husband is home) a walk around the neighborhood, I find essential to take advantage of this downtime.

Naptime has become my time over the past few years and I take full advantage of it. I take this time to prep dinner, get some laundry in, catch up on work, or make some goodies to enjoy after naptime. And sometimes? I even get to read. Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve actually finished a book? It’s been a while.

As I recognize this opportunity for my own mommy time-out during naptime, I’ve been leaning more towards spending this time for myself instead of the endless list of chores and work that’ll be there after naptime.

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Someday I’ll Learn: 4 Ingredient Beer Bread

4 Ingredient Beer Bread

When my daughter came up to me last week and asked for a peanut butter sandwich – and we were out of bread – I had to get a bit creative. And that’s where this 4 Ingredient Beer Bread came from.

I’m amazed at how simple it is to make bread with 4 ingredients. But it’s totally doable. And this bread? Yeah… it’s good.

You can find the full recipe featured on Someday I’ll Learn today!

Pinterest Inspiration

Apple Cheddar Quick Bread

Apple Cheddar Quick Bread

I absolutely love a good, hearty bread with a bowl of soup when it’s cold outside. And this week it’s gotten pretty chilly! So when I stumbled upon this delicious Apple Cheddar Quick Bread recipe over at Simply Stacie I knew I needed to try it.

From it’s deliciously soft inside to the crunchy crust on the outside, this is the perfect comfort food to go alongside your favorite warm dish. And it’s so easy to throw together!

In true Danielle fashion, though, I did make a few changes to the recipe to tweak it a bit to our liking. Our version is below but I highly suggest checking out Stacie’s too! [Read more…]

Homemade No-Knead Dinner Rolls

no knead dinner rolls

For major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving we always go all out with our meals. And that includes the dinner rolls. No store bought rolls for our family. But that also means that we keep it simple with the ingredients and the process.

So with Thanksgiving right around the corner I thought I’d share my favorite no-knead dinner rolls recipe!

These no-knead dinner rolls are not only easy to make but take hardly any prep time at all! Plus you can keep them in the fridge overnight and bake them up right before dinnertime so they’re fresh from the oven when you need them. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Banana Muffins Fit for a Monkey

pumpkin banana muffins

In celebration of the premier of Julius Jr on Nick Jr (you can see my post over at Someday I’ll Learn if you didn’t hear about the show) the kids and I got in the kitchen and started baking up some muffins with the bananas that were browning on the counter. And since there was an open can of pumpkin puree in the fridge we decided to give it a go and make these pumpkin banana muffins.

Everyone knows that when you’re watching the premier of a children’s show starring a monkey, you have to eat banana-themed food!

These muffins were absolutely delicious! Moist, fluffy, and very kid friendly. I think both of my kids ate at least two each! We might even be adding some mini chocolate chips next time I make them for an added kick. [Read more…]

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Pecan Brown Sugar Crumble

blueberry coffee cake with pecan brown sugar crumble

It’s blueberry season! And what better to do than make some blueberry coffee cake? I picked up a huge tub of blueberries at Costco this week and knew this is exactly what I wanted to do.

I absolutely love the tart and sweetness that comes from this cake. And the topping (mirrored off of my overnight french toast topping) sends this cake over the top! Good thing we call it a coffee cake so it technically counts as a breakfast food.

Cake for breakfast? Yes please! This is the perfect dish for your next brunch or get together with friends and pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea. [Read more…]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

I love summertime. For one we get to play outside later in the evening and secondly my mother-in-law is always sure to bring over some yummy (but very large) zucchini.

Figuring out ways to use up the zucchini is always fun and shredding it to put in baked goods and savory meals is usually the way to go. Especially since my son has a fascination with our food processor.

When searching for a recipe to use up some of our zucchini I stumbled upon a delicious looking muffin recipe. Chocolate and zucchini? Why it’s a match made in heaven!

This bread tastes exactly like a chocolate cake. My son would have had no clue that there was zucchini in it had he not been the one to help mix the ingredients together.

And the mini chocolate chips just add a bit of deliciousness and push this bread over the edge. Next time I might consider adding a few walnuts to the mix. Mmmm….

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Deliciously Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Homemade bread is one of the best tasting things I’ve ever made. So when my husband suggested we try our hands at homemade buns I perked up immediately.

After researching a few different recipes and experimenting a bit with what we liked and didn’t like, we’ve come up with a recipe that we absolutely love!

These homemade hamburger buns are flavorful, amazingly light and fluffy, and make any burger or pulled pork sandwich taste better. They might be a bit more work than picking up a bag from the grocery store but they are so worth it!

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Irish Soda Bread Biscuits Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Biscuits

I love a good breakfast scone. Perfect with coffee and tea and fills me up! With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought I’d take one of my family’s favorites and turn it into a mini version.

This Irish soda bread biscuit recipe is not only simple, but can be made with ingredients found right in the pantry.

If you’re looking to start your day off with the luck of the Irish then this biscuit is for you!

Irish Soda Bread Biscuits Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

5.0 from 3 reviews

Irish Soda Bread Biscuits Recipe
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 6
 

Ingredients
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, diced
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¾ cup buttermilk (see note if you don’t have buttermilk)

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375. If using stoneware, place stone in oven while it’s heating up.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Work in butter by hand. Make sure to use your fingers to mix it into the dry ingredients.
  3. Add in the raisins and buttermilk and combine together with your hands. Pat out the dough and form into a disk about 1 inch thick.
  4. Divide the disk into 6 equal pieces and roll into 2 inch rounds. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.

Notes
If you do not have buttermilk, grab some lowfat milk and vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar). Combine ¾ cup milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 229 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 34 Fiber: 5 Protein: 7

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How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

Overnight French Toast with Pecan Praline Topping {Breakfast Recipe}

I love having people over. I enjoy being forced into cleaning my home and making yummy food for my guests to enjoy.

I recently hosted a My Favorite Things party and similar to my first My Favorite Things party, I included a menu that highlighted my favorite eats. Since I hosted this event in the morning I served my favorite overnight french toast. It’s simple and easy to make the night before and tastes amazing after a whole night of soaking the flavors in.

Plus it’s topped with an out-of-this-world pecan praline mixture before it’s baked. Heaven! [Read more…]



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